Sesame Place, the Sesame Street theme park, becomes a more welcoming place for people with autism.
Brenton Hager led Oklahoma police on a high-speed chase and used Facebook Live to promote his pursuit. Watch the video above. In the video, Hager goes live and says, “Hey, I’m on a high-speed chase, bro.” According to Oklahoma ABC 5 News, Hager was being chased for stealing a vehicle. Rap Sheets adds that Hager … Continued
Sending heavily armed officers into routine police situations almost invariably inflames tensions and creates the very situation the intervention was supposed to diffuse.
A new driver’s ed law in Illinois will require students to behave when pulled over by police.
[DIGEST: Slate, Miami Herald] Charles Kinsey, a group therapist at a Miami-area health center, went to retrieve an autistic patient who had left the premises and wandered into the street. He did not expect to get shot. According to North Miami Police, the incident began Monday afternoon. Officers arrived on the scene after someone called … Continued
[DIGEST: Huffington Post, NPR] On Wednesday, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott––the only black senator at the Republican conference and one of just two in the upper chamber––delivered a personal speech on the Senate floor addressing the “deep divide” between communities and law enforcement. In the course of one year as an elected official, Scott asserted, … Continued
[DIGEST: CBS, Associated Press] Two fatal police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota sparked protests around the country this week. All of these protests were peaceful demonstrations, except for Dallas where things quickly turned violent after shots rang out. Those present immediately took to Facebook and Twitter to record the events. Videos and live streams of … Continued
Community leaders have called on police departments to come up with new training procedures that help address the problems of police brutality and racial bias. In response, some police departments are using theater and role-playing exercises that help officers understand their unconscious biases.
Activist Sandra Bland appeared healthy and normal after being rough handled and arrested on a dubious traffic violation. She would up dead in her jail cell a few days later. Few believed she or her family would find justice.